Dr. Dominik Stier

Local Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Dominik Stier is a local partner in the Disputes Section for Commercial Litigation based in Frankfurt.

Dominik represents clients in complex litigation and liability matters in a variety of industries. He has extensive trial experience in conflicts in the financial industry, in particular in the area of investments, securities trading and derivatives as well as loan agreements.

His practice further covers a broad array of corporate disputes as well as technology-related disputes, including internet law and IT-contract disputes as well as data protection liability. Dominik also advises in professional liability cases.

Having advised in numerous cross-border disputes, Dominik gained in-depth knowledge of jurisdiction, enforcement of judgments and applicable law in an international context.

In 2018, Dominik spent several months on secondment in our London office. Prior joining White & Case in 2015, he had gained experience working as a research assistant for another renowned international law firm and served his legal traineeship with a commercial law firm in Sydney/Australia.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
Dr jur
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Languages
German
English

Experience

Serving as a member of a team that handles litigation for Facebook.

Representing a leading foreign bank in exequatur proceedings.

Representing a leading European bank in a post-IPO dispute with its former shareholder.

Representing several banks and a German DAX-30 company regarding potential civil redress claims arising out of tax driven securities transactions.

Representing Hamburg Commercial Bank (former HSH Nordbank) in several lawsuits filed by investors.

Representation of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Helaba, Nord/LB, HSH Nordbank, Berlin Hyp, Landesbank Berlin, Sparkasse Cologne/Bonn in proceedings related to claims against HETA Asset Resolution AG.

Representing several companies in contractual disputes regarding IT-projects.

Internal investigations into a series of subsidy fraud cases involving considerable reputational and financial risk; review of the prospects of success of various recourse actions against financial brokers and purchasers and sellers of vessels involved; conducting action before the Regional Court for repayment of loans which had been obtained by way of fraud.

Speaking Engagements

"Praxisseminar Cyber-Security » Cyber Attack & Data Breach – Preparedness & Response", 5/26/2020, Seminar in cooperation with Deutsche Fachverlag, White & Case Office Frankfurt, Germany

Publications

Cyber-Security Legal Handbook (Rechtshandbuch Cyber-Security), Gabel/Heinrich/Kiefner (Eds.), Frankfurt am Main, 2019, Chapter 10, Litigation and Liability (Co-author with Markus Langen)

Securities Litigation in Germany, Lexology

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements, Lexology

Comment on the judgement of the German Federal Court of Justice of 19. November 2019 (II ZR 306/18) – Disclosure of the special benefits granted to a founding shareholder in the issue prospectus, RdF 2020, 145-146